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Evaluation report:  Effectiveness in addressing consumer wildlife crime in Ho Chi Minh City

The consumer wildlife crime reduction campaign in Ho Chi Minh continues to show signs of success with the number of violations decreasing steadily in most districts. The performance of the original four districts, District 1, District 3, District 5 and District 10, shows an overall reduction of 58%, a significant improvement over the May 2014 evaluation. The districts of Tan Binh and Binh Thanh, having just completed only the first phase of the campaign, lag behind other districts and require stronger efforts by district authorities to reduce consumer crime and achieve performance levels in line with other Ho Chi Minh districts.

 

 

Report-card-dong-haEvaluation report: Effectiveness in addressing consumer wildlife crime in Dong Ha city
In the quarter two of 2014, ENV conducted intensive consumer wildlife crime surveys in Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province. During the surveys, all business establishments matching pre-determined criteria were inspected within the city. Overall, violations were recorded in 17.8% of 157 business establishments inspected in Dong Ha city. The majority of violations (21/28) were found in restaurants that advertised wildlife on the menu or kept live wild animals.

Report-card-hueEvaluation report:  Effectiveness in addressing consumer wildlife crime in Hue

In the quarter two of 2014, ENV conducted intensive consumer wildlife crime surveys in 19/29 wards of Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province.  During the surveys, all business establishments matching pre-determined criteria were inspected within the city. Overall, violations were recorded in 11.9% of 353 business establishments inspected in 19 wards of Hue city.  The highest percentage of violations were found in pet shops (81%) and and restaurant (9%) followed by TCM shops (3.8%).

Testimonial of a rhino horn smugglerTestimonial of a rhino horn smuggler

As part of a series of ongoing investigations targeting the smuggling of rhino horns, ENV has had the opportunity to interview a number of rhino horn smugglers and their families. The following testimonial gives a “behind the scenes” look at the smuggling process, and according to the smuggler, highlights the difficulties that the government faces as it seeks to crack down on smuggling.

ENV Summary of Tiger seizures 2006 2013 Page 1Summary of Tiger seizures 2006-2013

ENV has documented a total of 280 violations involving tigers and tiger products since 2006. These include 120 incidents of advertising and selling tiger bone TCM, teeth, claws, and products, 55 possession cases including both live tigers and trophy tigers, and 107 violations involving smuggling and trade of tigers, which includes keeping, transporting, and processing tigers and their parts.